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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ POMFRET — Kimberly A. Ryczko, 30, of Dunkirk, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree identity theft. Ryczko was charged following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division. Ryczko allegedly took a ...

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ A Fredonia woman’s incident near the roundabout early Saturday led to charges of felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and second-degree criminal impersonation. Troopers charged Ashley Bass, 30, after they observed a ...

Rollover Causes Traffic Delays

A rollover crash caused traffic delays Friday afternoon in the city of Jamestown. Firefighters and city police officers were called to West Fifth Street, near Baker Park, around 3:15 p.m. for a vehicle on its side. The crash appears to have caused damage to other vehicles parked along the road. ...

DWI Crackdown Effort Leads To 49 Stops

Forty-nine vehicle stops, arrests and summonses were reported by Sheriff James B. Quattrone during the New York State STOP-DWI St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement Crackdown. The crackdown began March 16 and continued through Sunday, March 21. This event was funded by a 2020-2021 grant from ...

City Man Charged After Firing Weapon In Apartment

No one was injured, and a Jamestown man was jailed, after a shot was fired through the floor of an East Fifth Street apartment. Officers and members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force responded at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a gunshot complaint. It was reported that 37-year-old ...

No Injuries Reported

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash that included a Jamestown Public School bus Thursday afternoon. Jamestown police and fire, along with Alstar EMS, were alerted to the collision around 3:30 p.m. on West 18th Street, at North Main Street. A bus collided with a red SUV. There were ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Elijah R. Keefe, 20, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Officers at 3:42 p.m. on Wednesday observed Keefe in the area of Barrett and McKinley avenues. Officers were aware that Keefe had an active warrant, and he was taken into ...

City Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to drug charges for his alleged role in a local drug trafficking ring. Charlie Beardsley, 53, entered the plea to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael ...

City Man Charged In Sex Trafficking Probe

A 30-year-old Jamestown man accused of sex trafficking was charged by criminal complaint, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Anthony Burris was arrested on charges of sex trafficking and enticing travel to engage in sexual activity. “This defendant is a violent predator who ...

Crash Closes Portion Of Southwestern Drive In Busti

A one-vehicle crash closed Southwestern Drive near the five corners in Busti on Tuesday. Firefighters were alerted to the collision before 1 p.m. in which a red sedan struck a utility pole. County dispatch was notified that wires were down as the result of the crash. It wasn’t immediately ...

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ On Sunday, troopers out of Jamestown charged Brian Wilson, 40, of Warren, with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Wilson was pulled over for committing traffic violations on Route 60 in Jamestown and after failing several field sobriety tests, Wilson was ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Angel Figueroa, no age, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Officers responded at 4:10 a.m. Sunday to Barrett Avenue for a domestic incident. There was a confirmed stay away order of protection ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Johnathan Y. Dejesus-Godineaux, 21, of Jamestown, was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree aggravated ...

Fight With 12-Year-Old Results In Charges

CELORON — Two adults who Ellicott police say drove their three children to engage in a fight with a 12-year-old are facing conspiracy and child endangerment charges. Officers were called to a reported assault around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Lake Street in Celoron. It was learned ...

City Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charge

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to attempting to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. announced Wednesday that Jeffrey Guzman Suarez, 30, entered the plea, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Assistant ...

Fredonia Man Sentenced To Prison On Drug Conviction

A Fredonia man who previously pleaded guilty to a drug charge has been sentenced to seven years in state prison. Nathaniel Gates Jr. appeared before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. for sentencing on the charge of possessing with intent to distribute, and distributing, 28 grams or ...

Gerry Home Destroyed In Morning Fire

GERRY — An electric space heater was found to be the source of a fire that destroyed a home in Gerry early Tuesday. The blaze at 5172 Herrick Road was reported to county dispatch around 2:35 a.m. An occupant awoke to flames on the bedroom wall and escaped before the fire spread to the ...

Man Charged In Thefts Of Catalytic Converters, Damaged Vehicles

An investigation into stolen catalytic converters and damaged vehicles in the town of Hanover resulted in numerous charges filed against an Erie County man. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced the charges Monday against 35-year-old Joseph S. Hoddick that include first- and ...

City Man Faces Charges After Police Pursuit

A Jamestown man who led police on a high-speed pursuit before crashing on railroad tracks is facing a host of charges. The Jamestown Police Department announced the arrest of 40-year-old Michael G. Newman on Friday that began as a traffic stop around 9:40 p.m. in the area of West Eighth and ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Manuel Fernandez, 36, of Jamestown, was taken into custody at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on an outstanding warrant out of Pennsylvania. He was located at a northside residence and transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.